Volkswagen Passat CC saloon (2008-2011): owner reviews

"With its sleek, rakish design, the four-door Passat CC sets a new standard of desirability for VW’s family car."

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Used car deals
Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

70%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 15reviews
  • 11reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (6 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Engine (3 cases)
  • Other (4 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49
Review
Zero problems. No faults.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No additional cost other than fuel.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
100% record since new, lightbulbs, tyres and servicing the only expenses so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing expensive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
No probelms at all so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Considering the car is used mainly on Motorways it gets nowhere the Government listed MPG

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Fantastic, starts first time ever time

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
No problems encountered as yet
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Seems very good for size of car and performance

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

gt, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Very good car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

R line, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Brilliant car! I had a toyota avensis (07) before and had a new engine and neumerous other things done...Jap Reliability let me down but the germans have a winner with this car... Good looking, stylish, good spec, well priced, good economy, roomy (enough for the baby and golf clubs) overall more than happy with my choice...

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
It is comfortable, particularly on long distances, reasonably brisk in performance and good economy. The only gripe i have is there is no cruise control and it doesn't appear that one can be fitted retrospectively at present. Good boot and really everything i need in a car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Top of range Alcantara/leather, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
A fantastic value for monnnet car that ticked all the boxes for us after lokking at all the alternatives in the same price bracket.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

gt, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Trim rattle in a car of this calibre is not acceptable, although the dealer has had the car 4 times, they have still failed to locate the rattle. That aside i have found the cc to be a stylish well equipped car that turns heads.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT 170, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Minor issues in terms of quality/reliability Large a pillars and low roof line obstruct view particularly at junctions. My height (6-4) may not help

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

CC

Year of registration

2014

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
A lovely looking car, comfortable, drives well, access takes getting used to as it is a coupe style car. On a negative point it had to have the clutch, slave cylinder & dual mass flywheel replaced after 24,000 miles at a cost of £1100 (with no support from VW) when the clutch pedal just stopped operating the clutch. Also the sat nav system wasn't as good as the one in the the Octavia Elegance that I previously drove.
Reliability
Generally good but the total clutch failure at such a low mileage was a big disappointment along with VW response.
Performance
Very good driving experience & quiet for a diesel.
Running Cost
Excellent for a luxury car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Though my car has never broken down at about 16 months old i took it back to supplying dealership as it suffered a lack of power pulling away from junctions,they looked at it said it was ok ( i suspect they just connected it up to a computer that said " NO FAULTS FOUND",it went back a couple more times for the same fault and i got the same answer,it was only in June this year( just before warrenty expired)i took it back for rattles and the same problem NO POWER,and was taken out in the car by a master technition who found it had no power and would need a new valve in the turbo.It didn't need a new valve it needed a new turbo!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

It does seem to go through front tyres at an alarming rate.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
it has let me down on one occasion with an exhaust gas recycling problem. other cars i have had in the last 10 years have not lett me down at all, so a bit disappointing. but few other faults.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good mpg for a big car at 51 mpg. dont know about other servicing costs

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
door handle stiffness - sorted easily and a weird thing with headlight shadow cast are the only issues
Running Cost

4 out of 5

even in country driving - up and down gears changes in driving pattern - good fuel consumption. One set of tyres to date in almost 2 years of driving

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
v good
Running Cost

4 out of 5

tyres are expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
No problems at all
Running Cost

5 out of 5

It's reasonable to insure, good fuel consumption, no other costs to date

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Reasonable for size

Owner Review

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Minor issues with stereo, phone connectivity have ocurred
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not totally aware of parts costs as it is a company car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
no issues, breakdowns or faults recorded in over 40k miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

good mpg but not quite as good as advertised

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT TSI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I waited 6 months for delivery but it has been so worth the wait, it is everything - and more - than i expected (hoped), inside is quiet, ride is a little hard in sport mode but then it is supposed to be, in comfort mode it is a gem, styling is superb. It just feels 'right', solid and cossetting. Though having said that i traded in, after 9 years, a saab 9-5 se and it too was (is) very good.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good but needs more power - say a twin turbo diesel similiar to that in bmw's 123d

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
On its 3rd heated windscreen
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Servicing is Ł120 a time compared to Ł300 for considered Jag or BMW and our Evoque.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

48.5
Review
In 4 years I've changed 1 bulb. That's it.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheap enough but 18 inch alloys do like tyres.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
No faults at all, always starts first time

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
No faults , no replacement parts all functions per form to manufacturers specification.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Averages 52 mpg low service costs .low cost licence fee for size of vehicle.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
initial electronic problem solved by VW software update ; no further problems

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
What is there to say ? It has not broken down, it has had no problems and the annual Service was carried without problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel consumption is a little high but within acceptable limits for the type of car/engine, insurance too is high and I suspect Servicibg will be too when the VW service contract ceases at the end of year 3

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48.5
Review
Had turbo trouble and electric fault with the lights
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Having to change the cam belt at 4 years seems earlier but not 100% on other card

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Pleased overall, still not too many of them about. Good company car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GSI, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Really good

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
First impressions are very goood, only completed 2000 miles so far. Would recomend.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

CC

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
Excellent car to drive for its size, performs as well as an Audi TT and has a smoother ride. Most of my driving is on motorways and it’s an excellent commuter. The torque band is good across the gears and heated seats are an excellent feature. The only negative point is that the wheel centres corrode. Replacing the wheels made a huge difference to its appearance. The only fault I had with the car was a rear wheel reluctor ring interfered with the auto parking system, once it was changed I had no further issues. It returns good fuel economy across all driving modes and I would recommend this car time and time again. The Interior spec is good, although the sat nav doesn't allow you to enter full postcodes so options restricted. Interior size good it’s a big car and comfortable in front and back. It's a good runner and a reliable, stylish car.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Excellent.
Performance

5 out of 5

Good
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Impressive fuel consumption 55 to 60 at 70-75 mph.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 Diesel CC

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
I've had my Passat CC 6 years now and has been the best car i've ever had (and i've had a lot). In six years it's only needed front brakesm a timing belt and two springs. I travel to France a lot and can get to Paris on just over half a tank and in comfort. The 140 engine pulls well and it's a pleasure to drive. I'm selling it to my son next month, as i've purchased a CC R Line, I just hope its as good.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Has never let me down.
Performance
Its not the fastest tool in the box, but it's enough.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For a big car it's excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
IN ALMOST 100K MILES IT'S BEEN FINE
Running Cost

4 out of 5

AS IT IS A COMPANY CAR I REALLY HAVE VERY LITTLE IDEA HOW MUCH IT COSTS TO RUN

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
Faultless in 38,000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing looks expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
The car has not missed a beat at all.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Average running costs all parts have been replaced under warranty.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Turbo boost actuator failed outside warranty. Shocks failed at 70k. Otherwise alright.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Tyres 360 pounds twice yearly for two. Tracking need regular adjustment, 3 to 4 times a year at 35 pounds each time. Any small pothole or slide bump will put out tracking.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Everything has been fine on the car except for a problem with the auto lights/wipers sensor that was rectified under warranty.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel economy can approach 50mpg when using cruise control and 6th gear on a long run. Tyres have been expensive at Ł260 each!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
never had a problem with this nor the previous one I had
Running Cost

4 out of 5

long life service so that always helps

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Apart from fuel and a small amount of oil, I have had no costs in 14000 miles

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great design. Very practical. Good performance and economy. A head-turner. A fairly rare sight on the roads so pretty exclusive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
It is one of the best built and reliable car i have ever owned.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
My car drives and handles fantastic, i amvery impressed with it.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
A great looking car with style and panache, lovely to drive and very comfortable returns 49 mpg which i think is great for a car of this size. It has lots of extras which i added the most important being xenon headlights with auto running lights for our safety

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

GT, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Refined, comfortable, economical long distance transport and perfectly manageable around town despite its size. Rides and handles well, steering a little lifeless. Only problem was a curious wear pattern across one rear brake disk. My excellent vw dealer dealt with it quickly and efficiently as a warranty claim.

Recommended

Special edition cars: the best, worst and weirdest
Jeep Cherokee SUV
24 Apr 2020

Special edition cars: the best, worst and weirdest

Most Popular

BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review
BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV
16 Nov 2020

BMW X5 xDrive45e hybrid SUV review

Updated 2020 Audi SQ2 now available to order
Audi SQ2 SUV
17 Nov 2020

Updated 2020 Audi SQ2 now available to order

Ford Kuga Hybrid joins range as third electrified Kuga
Ford Kuga
17 Nov 2020

Ford Kuga Hybrid joins range as third electrified Kuga